The Committee holds a further evidence session with the Secretary of State for Defence on his priorities for the Ministry of Defence following the oral evidence session of 29 October 2018 having been cut short.
The session will cover the remainder of the areas of policy which were not reached in October including NATO, UK-US relations, threats and the protection of former and serving personnel from historic allegations. This session will be the first opportunity for the Committee to take evidence following the publication of the Modernising Defence Programme document in December 2018. Matters that have arisen since October, such as the airport drone incidents and the US announcements on the INF Treaty and the Middle East will also be discussed.
Tuesday 22 January 2019, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
- Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Defence
- Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE, Chief of Defence People
- Air Marshal Richard Knighton CB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability)
- Angus Lapsley, Director General Strategy and International
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